[erlang-questions] Convincing industry to use Erlang

Alain O'Dea <>
Fri Nov 26 13:29:39 CET 2010

On Thursday, November 25, 2010, Gilberio Carmenates García
<> wrote:
> Hi Clara,
> I know that this is not enough what I about to tell you but I hope you get
> some help and orientation about it.
> Having in consideration a test made maybe a year or two or maybe more ago, a
> test of Erlang yaws web server against apache for php.
> Where 4 000 concurrent clients made the apache web server goes down, And
> Erlang yaws web server with more than 80 000 of concurrent
> connections kept online and about to decrease de performance with that
> number, that because the testers stopped it.
> So, using ports in Erlang to handle the hardware that handles the lights and
> the advantages for concurrency handle and the ability of
> Erlang to communicate with others languages, they can do the intelligence
> part perfectly in other language like Mozar/Oz and being able to program any
> server application using Erlang without having nothing to do with the client
> applications, a total uncouple policy. The database Mnesia is perfectly
> right for that kind of applications since that seems to a telephony
> applications in concurrence and fast and practical data store using
> transactions like semaphores. Also the name Erlang!, makes the honors to the
> Erlang algorithm to calculate the traffic bottle locks. That all and the
> destiny makes Erlang one of the best choices for that project.
> -----Mensaje original-----
> De:  [mailto:] En
> nombre de Clara Benac Earle
> Enviado el: Jueves, 25 de Noviembre de 2010 07:25 p.m.
> Para: 
> Asunto: [erlang-questions] Convincing industry to use Erlang
> Hi all,
> I am currently involved in a proposal for a project with some companies
> in Spain. They want to develop an intelligent system for controlling
> street lighting.
> Has anybody experience in this or in a similar kind of system? We would
> like to convince them to use Erlang. Any successful industrial stories
> with data (good performance, rapid development, etc.) compared to
> traditional programming languages that we could use?
> Thanks in advance
> Clara

Some case study material:




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